Read the story of how the Canal & River Trust came to be
Work for us
We have vacancies across all of our waterways and in the offices, museums and attractions that support them. We're one of the UK's biggest charities and we take pride in everything we do
If you're thinking of getting in touch then please take a moment to look through these pages as we probably have the answer on our website
Planning & design
All you need to know about planning and design on our canals and rivers
Find a winter mooring
Find a cosy section of canal to hunker down in this winter
10 reasons to take up canoeing
It's a great way to get fit and explore our waterways at the same time
Share the Space
Take a look at our common sense guide to sharing the towpath
Find a place to fish
From reservoirs to club-managed canals and river stretches - find your nearest place to fish
Get your free guide
Download your free guide today and start exploring the waterway nature near you
Download your free guides
You've nine free days out guides to choose from - where will you go first?
Find a walk near you
Are you ready to ramble? Find a waterside stroll or a satisfying hike along our beautiful canals and rivers
Take a look at our upcoming events here.
Find your favourite waterway
With over 95 canals, rivers, reservoirs, docks and navigations, find out more about your favourite waterway
Something for everyone
Help us make a difference and have fun along the way. Find your perfect volunteer role today
Join our team
Could you join your local Towpath Taskforce team and help us to keep our canals looking lovely?
Desmond Family Canoe Trail
If you're aged 16-25 and would like to get involved with this exciting project, please get in touch
Could you be a volunteer lock keeper?
Find out what's involved with this popular volunteering opportunity
Why we think canals are better with Friends
Become a Friend of the Canal & River Trust today and you’ll open yourself up to new experiences and endless opportunities.
We love and care for your canals and rivers, because everyone deserves a place to escape.
This is where you can find information about boating services along our canals and rivers.
If you own a boating business which you would like to add to our directory, please go to our listings page or login/register with My Trust.
Fleet of 5-star narrowboats with stylish living areas, impressive kitchens, immaculate bathrooms, clever storage, luxury beds up to 5ft wide and wifi. Short breaks and long holidays cruising through the Brecon Beacons National Park: amazing scenery, pretty villages, canalside pubs and more wildlife than...
JP Boat Training Services is an RYA recognised Training Centre offering Narrowboat training and canal boat handling training courses throughout the canal network.
Building Bespoke Boats, refurbishments in Tamworth.
Join us at Hidden Depths Canal Cruises for a trip down the canal, and celebrate your special day with family and friends in a unique and memorable way. Our trips are based in the King's Cross, Camden and Islington areas, which provide scenic routes of the Regent's Canal and offer the opportunity to cruise...
We operate the only passenger boats on the southern Grand Union Canal which are both wide-beam and purpose-built to provide access and comfort for people with mobility or other difficulties.
Hollands Boats - fully qualified & experienced boat engineer specialising in Narrowboats. Primarily based on the Kennet and Avon canal. Engine servicing, heating installation (including coal burners), electrical repairs, plumbing & general maintenance & repairs. Breakdown service also available.
We offer a comprehensive engineering service for narrowboats and cruisers covering breakdowns, routine servicing, engine, gas, plumbing and electrical repairs. Boat Safety Scheme examinations including hire boats and other commercial craft, BSS remedial work. Our engineer is Gas Safe registered.
Black hand made rope fenders for narrowboats'
We are Roving Traders travelling the inland waterways on our narrow-boat Islonian trading as Flavoursfloat.